Friday, March 30, 2007
I don't like asking for prayers for myself, I feel like I'm nagging, but I really need them today. After two weeks of being congested and not knowing what was going on, I went to the ER last saturday only to be told that I might have a cold or allergies, not a YES you have this, just a you MIGHT. The ER doctor gave me Claritin and told me to keep taking Sudafed. It did nothing for me, I thought I was finally going to turn a corner on wednesday only to get worse by nighttime.
By thursday morning I was literally in tears, I couldn't breathe, I had a headache and my stomach was starting to hurt from all the meds I had been ingesting. I decided I was sick of this and made a doctor's appointment with my PCM (Primary Care Manager) at the Base Hospital. I went in and she FINALLY told me I had Allergies, I don't have a fever, and after doing a check up on me and checking my nose, she said that it was clear I had a really really bad case of Allergies. My question WHY or WHERE did this come from??? I've never had allergies, I was under the impression that if you had allergies it was something you got from a young age, I guess I was wrong LOL
She prescribed Zyrtec and Nasonex. I got home and took them and within 1 hour I was 100% better. I could breathe, I could smell and taste and really felt SO much better. I took another dose of Zyrtec before going to bed and finally for the first time last night I slept well, the first time in about 2 weeks.
This morning though I woke up and though my allergies are under control, I'm dizzy and lightheaded. One of the side effects of Zyrtec.....It's the WORST feeling in the world, you have that disconnected feeling, like you're here but floating around. The feeling hasn't gone away and I called the doctor about it, she said it's normal and it's one of the side effects, but she did tell me to go ahead and stop taking the Zyrtec for now, see how I feel this weekend and if it goes away. If it does then we know it's the Zyrtec...I do have to keep with the Nasonex so the allergies don't flare up.
I'm exhausted and I'm drained, emotionally and physically. This has taken a LOT out of me, if you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I've been struggling with this for about a month or so.....it's just enough!!!
Here's where my request comes in, please please say a prayer for me, I need this to be gone, I don't mind having to deal with the allergies as long as the medicine doesn't kill me either....if I have to stop taking the Zyrtec then I just hope the Nasonex is enough to get me through this. I just need all the help I can get, so if you have a minute please just send up a prayer for me....I would really appreciate it.
I still managed to get groceries done, laundry, dinner, cleaning etc.....unfortunately I don't get a choice of not doing it, it's things that have to get done around here and whether I'm sick or not, feeling well or under the weather, it doesn't matter, I have to push through it as best as I can.
Curt has to work tomorrow so it will be just me and the kids, I pray for strength and most of all I pray that I can finally start getting over these allergies and not feeling so sick and light headed.
Hope you all have a wonderful friday, God Bless.